My husband and I have always been Philly cheese steak fans, I have tried to figure out the best way to make it before, once I slow cooked a roast in green pepper and some seasonings then shredded it and served on a sandwich. That was really good but it still wasn’t quite the same thing. One day I was at the grocery store and I saw finely sliced beef in the meat counter and I thought, I bet I can do that! Since I have a freezer full of beef most of the time I don’t buy beef so I just had to find a solution on my own.
1 Green pepper
1 medium onion
Strip steak, or any lean cut of beef
2 tbsp. Soy sauce
1 tbsp. Worcestershire
3 pinches of course black pepper
½ tsp., Onion powder
½ tsp. Garlic powder
2 tbsp. Olive oil
¼ cup water
This is what I came up with…first I use strip steak but you can use any lean cut. The key is that it needs to be mostly frozen, let it thaw just enough that you can trim some of the fat off if necessary, so basically, it needs to be thawed enough that you can get a sharp knife through it. Once the steak is trimmed you will need a mandolin slicer. Mine is nothing fancy, I got mine at Bed Bath and Beyond for under $20 and it has three settings for blade 1, 2, or 3 being the biggest setting. I slice my meat on the #3 setting if you cut it to thin it will just fall apart. I slice it all if there are chunks that get too small to cut in the slicer I just then slice them thin with my knife.
Slice up your onion and green pepper as thin as you would like then add to a heated skillet with a tbsp. of olive oil. Once your green peppers get a good sear on them remove from skillet and add another tbsp. of olive oil and then your meat with the dry seasonings. Once you have your dry seasonings mixed in the pan add the soy sauce and Worcestershire. Your meat will cook very quickly because of how thin it is sliced. Add back in your peppers and onions and mix together, and add a ¼ cup of water. Cook for just a minute or two.
I like to serve mine on large French bread that I cut the middle out like a boat, I also slather in some butter mixed with roasted garlic. I will roast a whole head of garlic and mix it with an entire stick of butter. If you aren’t a huge garlic fan you can leave that out and just butter it up a little (but let me tell you, you will be missing out!!). This also works great to make garlic bread so use your leftover butter to make garlic bread with some spaghetti! Assemble your sandwiches and turn your broiler on high. I pack in the meat and add about three slices of cheese on the top. Cook it in the broiler until the cheese melts.
Also, you are going to notice no onions in my pictures, my husband isn’t a huge fan so sadly in this batch I just left it out!
Serve and Enjoy! Remember to always TASTE AS YOU MAKE!